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Is it strange?

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...to replace your current older, high mileage car with a newer, low mileage example of the exact same model? Do people do it? Does it speak of my reluctance to change?

Because I'm seriously considering trading in the white '99 Passat for a dark blue 2005 Passat. Or I could get a less lavishly appointed 2002 Audi A4 with higher miles, and an uglier color (silver...bleh), but get more "status" for my money.

Thoughts? Comments? Opinions?

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I don't see any problem with it. If I could have any car under $30k right now I'd more than likely pick an '06 GTO (I have an '04 GTO now).

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If you liek teh car but just want one with less miles why not?

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Because I've had it for close to 9 years now. Conventional logic dictates that I should be ready for a change.

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If you really like the car, why not?

Heck, look at all those people who keep trading in for the same Crown Vic... :AH-HA_wink:

It's not strange anyway, you're a car guy, right? Explains everything. :thumbsup:

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If I got another one, maybe I could drive it for 9 years. 18 years. That must be some kind of record. People usually get rid of their after 4 or 5, when all the lights in the instrument panel start blinking and beeping.

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I've always said that I would someday like to get a newer Millenia that's in better condition and with less miles. Course, that also includes upgrading to the Miller cycle engine. :P

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I'd like an Intrepid 3.5L R/T with all the bells and whistles someday.

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Shoot, I owned 5 new S-10 pickups, all 6 cylinder regular cab shortbed except for my '98 extended cab ZR2. I see no harm in being a repeat buyer if the product satisfies you.
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I've thought of doing it..my '00 Grand Cherokee Laredo has almost 80k on it..thought about looking for a low mileage '04 Overland (top-of-the-line model, last year of the 2nd gen design)...

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Think of all the NON car enthusiasts who buy Camry after Camry after Camry after...

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My first car was a 1985 Oldsmobile Toronado, purchased with 66k miles on it. It was stolen and totaled with ~160k miles on it.

I'm considering getting rid of both my '04 CTS and '03 Avalanche and picking up another 1985 Toronado with low mileage.

yes, you're crazy. :dizzy:

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Think of all the NON car enthusiasts who buy Camry after Camry after Camry after...

They usually get a new model though, not a lower-mileage example of the same model.
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Does having nearly every exterior panel of you car replaced with newer, lower-mileage ones count? 'Cause if so...

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I did it. When my 1994 Oldsmobile Ninety Eight was totaled, I bought a 1995 that was in better condition. It had slightly higher mileage. When I bought second car, my first Toronado, it was a 1991. I bought a 1992 Toronado that I have now. It was only 3,000 miles higher than the one I had before. I went up in years. This is nothing new. It shows your satisfaction with your car.

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Hyundai has a special program for this - A friend of the family had three different Santa Fes in a row, before finally trading for a Cobalt.

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Most people do replace their vehicles if they are pleased with it. The old guy at my local car hsow has owned at least 2 of each generation Lesabres since 1959 and still ahs a mint 84 Limited COupe. He was angry when they got rid of the Lesabre so he got a Lucerne.

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There is nothing wrong with it. I traded my 2005 Silverado for a 2007 Silverado. Don't worry about what other people think about it, if you want the car go and get it.

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I'd rather replace with older cars. For example, if my '77 Coupe DeVille were to some day turn into a '59, that would be fine with me. Also, after owning and driving a '96 Riviera for two and a half years I'd definitely like to now own any Riviera made before 1973.

New cars suck. :P

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Well, someone else purchased it. Oh well. Now it gives me an excuse to make 200,000 miles my next milestone.

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